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DeKalb is a township in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named DeKalb. For links to other places called DeKalb, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of DeKalb is 41.936N. The longitude is -88.772W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,189.
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22% of DeKalb residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the DeKalb ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in DeKalb was $16,567, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of DeKalb residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in DeKalb, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,226.
DeKalb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our DeKalb political report.
The average commute time for DeKalb workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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